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welcome & hello, explorer.

slowly, slowly, this becomes a place of my own.

Someone I know online recently shared their neocities page, their "digital garden sanctuary", and I felt inspired. My favorite online memories have included finding random and unexpected corners of the internet where people shared, openly and quietly but without the extra noise and overwhelm of social media platforms. Over a decade ago, when I was an anxious youth and thorough recluse, tumblr provided a meaningful creative space for me. I felt capable without yearning for digital expertise. But in the years since, that space has disappeared and I haven't known how to make a place of my own online.

I'm not sure yet how I want to do that now, but "slowly, slowly," feels like a manifesto and a way forward. I can take my time. You can take your time. We can go slowly.